Body contouring is a cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted fat and excess tissue from the body, either surgically or non-surgically. It is chosen by both men and women who are otherwise healthy and who might have even lost a great deal of weight, yet there are stubborn pockets of fat that refuse to go away no matter what they do. Here are some procedures that are available:
Liposuction is one of the most popular forms of body contouring. During liposuction, the plastic surgeon skillfully removes unwanted fat from the treatment area. The most popular places for liposuction are the abdomen, thighs, under the arms, the buttocks and even the jowls. Men who suffer from gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts, can have them removed via liposuction.
Liposuction was invented in the 1970s, and it has been refined over time to significantly lower its risks. In most cases, it is an outpatient procedure.
A tummy tuck is a surgery that removes unwanted fat and tissue and tightens the muscles of the abdomen to give the patient a more slender and youthful silhouette. Tummy tucks can be mini, standard or extended. They can be combined with other body contouring procedures for enhanced results.
Other Body Contouring Procedures
More and more body contouring procedures are becoming available. Other options include a Mommy Makeover and fat transfer, just to name a couple more. Not to mention non-surgical procedures like CoolSculpting®.